DORY - Rescued on 11th November 2006

On Saturday 11th of November 2006, the sanctuary received a call about a pup at Towan Beach at Newquay. The team were busy looking after the pups in the hospital, and so call the BDMLR who went out on our behalf. They found the pup on the beach by the harbour wall, and after calling the Sanctuary, the Animal Care Team made the decision to bring it back to Gweek.
Photo of Dory was taken on 11th November 2006 by Rachael VineOn arriving back at the Sanctuary, the pup was put into isolation 3 and a clinical given. The pup weighed 13.5 kilos and was malnourished with lots of wounds to flippers and body. All the wounds were cleaned and treated with an antibiotic spray. It was also given it´s first lot of fluids, and we estimate the pup to be around 5 weeks old, it will be given fish after 24 hours. The pup is a little girl and has been named Dory.
Hospital Update: 17th November 2006 - Dory has been moved through to the main hospital, her eye is slowly starting to open and wounds are continuing to heal and she is now being force fed fish.

Her orange flipper tag number is 16.
Dory in main hospital - photo was taken on 17th November 2006 by Rachael Vine
Hospital Update: 1st December 2006 - Dory along with Spongebob have been moved out of the hospital and down to the nursery pool; both were so scared that they headed straight into the cave. At feeding time both had to be herded out of the cave.
Dory in the convalescence pool - photo was taken on 30th December 2006 Hospital update: 15th December 2006 - Dory has been moved into the convalescence pool.

Update: 31st December 2006 - These photos of Dory were taken on Saturday 30th of December 2006 in the convalescence pool.
Dory in the convalescence pool - photo was taken on 30th December 2006
Dory in the convalescence pool - photo was taken on 3rd February 2007 Update: 7th February 2007 - These photos of Dory were taken on 3rd February 2007 in the convalescence pool. Dory in the convalescence pool - photo was taken on 3rd February 2007
All the seal pups were keen to leave the trailer -  photo was taken by Rachael Vine Update: 16th March 2007 - Dory was released back into the wild on the 12th of March 2007 along with Pebbles, Taz, Baloo and Lilo at Porthtowan.

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